NERDIES @ UAMS!
Here at NERDIES™ we couldn’t be more excited than to bring our programing to Little Rock and partner up with UAMS. We hope we can introduce these amazing career opportunities to the kids in Little Rock and get them excited about their future. We will be offering Robotics I with MORE Technologies and 3D Modeling & Animation with David Kersey.
Below you will find information about each session as well as how to register.
BUILD AND TAKE HOME YOUR OWN ROBOT!
with MORE TECH and TECH HOGS ROBOTICS
ROBOTICS LEVEL I
Session Dates and Locations:
Each Weekly Session Runs Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
July 29 - Aug 2 (LITTLE ROCK)
Age Range: 10-15
What is Robotics and Engineering?
Why we need robotics, and why it’s going to be a big part of the future
What kinds of problems can we solve with robotics
What is problem solving, how do engineers do it
Breaking down a problem
Creating a decision matrix
Iterating the design process
Basics of mechanical power transmission
Intro to DC motors
The difference between speed and torque
Gear ratio basics
When to use what kind of gear ratio
Programming in RobotC Basics
What are sensors
Why do we need sensors
What sensors are good for what tasks
How to use sensor in RobotC
Maze solving basics
TECH HOGS ROBOTICS
The TECH HOGS Robotics team that makes their home at the Teen Action & Support Center is one of the best robotics teams in the world. Year after year they continue to qualify and compete at the highest level. They bring their team to NERDIES this year to facilitate our ROBOTICS LEVEL II sessions. In conjunction with the MORE BOT created by MORE TECHNOLOGIES and the TECH HOGS Robot campers will get and the highest level of experience and education that NWA can provide.
COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE
We will have computers available for all campers.
NERDIES™ Summer Sessions will be held Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. Before and after camp care and lunch are provided.
A NON-REFUNDABLE payment is required to hold your spot for NERDIES™ Summer Sessions. In the event your child is unable to attend the payment can be applied to future NERDIES™ offerings.
Minimum of 5 students required, maximum of 12 students total
Scholarship Opportunities Available Here
Canon Reeves has a passion for robotics and teaching. Over the past 5 years he has built nearly 30 robots, led 5 robotics teams, and co-founded a tech startup. As the co-captain of the University of Arkansas's robotics team, Canon is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of the Mechanical, Electrical, and Software systems on the team's robot. He serves as a mentor to the Sprindale Vex Robotics Team and has experience teaching week long robotics camps. You can learn more at www.canonreeves.com